Stop motion filming at Presteigne Youth Centre

Members of Presteigne Youth Club Charlie Gundy, Ewan Rhodes, Roan Shaw, Fin Ozsoylu, Finbar Roberts, Nathan Jones, Sam Roberts, Tamsin Morris, Cerys Brown and Macauly Rowntree with James Jones Morris, workshop leader.

Members of Presteigne Youth Club Charlie Gundy, Ewan Rhodes, Roan Shaw, Fin Ozsoylu, Finbar Roberts, Nathan Jones, Sam Roberts, Tamsin Morris, Cerys Brown and Macauly Rowntree with James Jones Morris, workshop leader.

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AT the beginning of March in the fourth of the arts events funded by Sheep Music, James Jones Morris came to Presteigne Youth Centre and showed the young members how to make stop motion animation films. The results are impressive and can be viewed on you tube at www.youtube.com/user/unexpectedanimations. Sian Waters from Montgomery Arts Connection who also provided the artists for the other three sessions on graffiti, drama, and music, attended and said how pleased she was that the four sessions they had arranged had been so successful.

James Tennant-Eyles, chairman of Presteigne Youth Project said that all the sessions funded by Sheep Music had been well attended, and thoroughly enjoyed by the members. The Youth Centre is open twice a week during term time on Mondays for school years 7 and 8, and on Thursdays for school years 9 to 11. James said that there is always plenty to do with pool, darts, table tennis, and soft ball games, plus five computers and a big smart screen for video games. Each week activities such as cooking, star gazing, crafts and talks are organised based on what the young people are interested in.

Presteigne Youth Centre is run and funded by the local community and James repeated his call for anyone in the community who might be interested in giving a couple of hours a week or less, during term time, to this valuable and successful project to get in touch with him. There are several ways volunteers could help from youth work for which there is training, to helping with administration and accounts. Please contact James Tennant-Eyles on 01544 267363, or email jtennanteyles@gmail.com for an informal no-commitment discussion as to how you may be able to help.

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